In recent years, the real trouble is with the quality of sunflower oil. I do not mean cold-pressed oil, which is suitable only in salads, but industrial-produced, in large quantities, sunflower oil. Ruthless competition between manufacturers, the desire to make the product even cheaper leads to a decrease in the quality of oil – and already far from the best.
Meanwhile, our health depends on the quality of vegetable oil and fats no less than on the quality of drinking water.
When choosing oil for cooking, one should focus on two characteristics:
whether its taste and smell are suitable for the planned dish and whether the oil will cope with the tasks assigned to it.
For each oil, there is a so-called smoke point – the temperature at which the substances contained in the Continue reading
Paella and risotto are two characteristic dishes of two wonderful national cuisines: Spanish and Italian. True, this does not stop many tourists from confusing them, because both dishes are prepared on the basis of rice. And someone even believes that they are only European varieties of pilaf. So let’s see how the risotto differs from paella and what is the difference between them.
Paella – Spanish, Risotto – Italian
The history of the main national Spanish dish dates back hundreds of years. It is believed that the “prototype” of modern paella was first prepared in the 15th century, although many of its recipes are found in cookbooks from the 13th century. And historians are not tired of claiming that a similar food Continue reading